*IMPORTANT* Purina Beneful is Killing Dogs!!

If you have a fur baby who is eating Purina Beneful you need to know Purina has a lawsuit against them claiming the Purina Beneful  dog food brands contains toxins that are poisoning and even killing people’s pets. There are an estimated 4,000 dogs so far that has been poisoned or killed from this food!!  :(

You can find out more about it here.

Please Share this with friends who have dogs!

When Is Your Child Ready to Have Their Own Cell Phone

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In the information age it’s the one of the biggest questions we parents face.  When is the right age for your child to have a cell phone?  When I was younger I never had a cell phone but I did use the school pay phone or a phone to contact my family when I needed picked up from practice, etc.  Fast forward to now and you cannot find pay phones, most homes don’t have a landline phone and it’s becoming quite apparent that at some point your child will need a cell phone.

It’s obviously different for each child based on their schedule and level of maturity as to when you decide to take the leap.  That time has come for our family.  Our daughter is in various sports now, has a crazy schedule and is very mature for her age.  I feel safer knowing she has a way to get a hold of us if the need should arise.

If you are in the same boat as us take my advice and don’t  spend a ton of money on a phone.  We chose to take the prepaid route as it’s less expensive and best of all we are not tied to a contract.  We purchased a great Samsung Phone at Walmart and got theT-Mobile Simply Prepaid™ plan.

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Samsung Galaxy Avant

You can get great deals on these and they are on rollback right now! ;-)  You can find the T-Mobile prepaid phones back in the electronics department.

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I was a little leery at first going with a prepaid because I had heard that prepaid often has slow data, a spotty network, less of a selection of phones. However with I was quite surprised that with Simply Prepaid™ you get 4G LTE data on T-Mobile!

T-Mobile has so many great plans available as you can see!  We didn’t need a big fancy plan so we got the introducing T-Mobile Simply Prepaid™ plan, it is the way to go for just $40 dollars a month get 4G LTE data with unlimited talk and text. Plus we get all the features of phones with a contract such as the:

  • nationwide 4G LTE on a Data Strong network
  • award winning customer service
  • selection of latest smartphones

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With T-Mobile you don’t have to sacrifice the options because of the way you choose to pay.  You get it all so don’t settle for second-rate prepaid wireless.

My daughter was very happy, and her dad and I now feel a little safer. :-)

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I would love to hear from you all on what you think about kids and cell phones. When Is Your Child Ready to Have Their Own Cell Phone?

BIG News for Starbucks Fans!!

Big News for Starbucks fans!!!  Starting February 17th Starbucks will be catering to the dairy free crowd by offering  Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk Coconut Milk!!

This coconut milk is certified vegan and will go well with Starbucks Hot, Iced and Frappuccino beverages.  You can go here to find out more details on Starbucks offering Coconut Milk.

HUGE Anthem Data Breach!! 80 Million Affected

Heads up as I am sure this affects almost all of us!!

Health insurer Anthem Inc, which has nearly 40 million U.S. customers, said late on Wednesday that hackers had breached one of its IT systems and stolen personal information relating to current and former consumers and employees.

Anthem said that it immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability and reported the attack to the FBI. Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc said it had been hired to help Anthem investigate the attack.

The company did not say how many customers and staff were affected, but the Wall Street Journal earlier reported it was suspected that records of tens of millions of people had been taken, which would likely make it the largest data breach involving a U.S. health insurer.

You can read more about the Anthem Data Breach here.

Also be sure to keep an eye out on your credit report as there have been so many breaches lately – you can get a FREE Credit Report copy here.

Potty Training Tips + HIGH Value $3 off Pull Ups Coupon!

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Potty Training Tips

 

Potty training is such an exciting time for little ones and yet a struggle for most new moms.  My daughter was a little over 2 and she was all excited to start being a BIG girl and going to the potty. I was excited too, thinking this was going to be a piece of cake.  Boy was I wrong!  It not only takes MAJOR consistency but also some creativity.

Here are some of my best potty training tips for new moms:

1. Patience: Potty training will not happen over night.  My daughter was great going to the potty but #2 was a TOTALLY different story. :-)

2. Make sure they are ready: Your kid has to be good and ready or it just won’t happen. And don’t worry, he will be someday. “No child is going to graduate high school in diapers!

3. Make it Fun: We gave out M&M’s each time she went to the potty.  This worked awesome and she was so proud each time she got her “emmys”.  Although be ready for them just to sit on the potty to sneak those M&M’s without actually “going”.

4. Consistency: Putting him on the toilet every 20 minutes, without fail. Set a timer to help remember.

5: Get he/she some BIG kids undies:  We started out with Pull-Ups®.  These were great because I didn’t have to do a ton of laundry and they also have Pull-Ups® Cool Alert that will make them feel cool within seconds of becoming wet to help them learn to stay dry.

If you are ready to take the plunge head on over to the Pull-Ups® website and you can print a $2 coupon or if you choose to share the love you can get a $3 coupon!!!

 

Pull-Ups® are also the only brand with the Easy-Open sides. This makes things SO MUCH EASIER! You aren’t ripping or dealing with sides that don’t stick as you try to open and close. Also with the Night*Time training pants you can rest assured that you’re not going to wake up to a mess in the crib or on the pajamas!

There are so many great resources and fun activities to help make this process easier so head on over and check out Big Kids Academy today!

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Waggin’ Train or Canyon Creek Ranch dog treat Class Action Law Suit

I am so sad about this one and I HOPE none of you are included in this!  Spread the word as this is so important to keep our furbabies safe.

If your dog ever ate a Waggin’ Train or Canyon Creek Ranch dog treat product you can get ALL of your money back without showing any proof. If your dog got sick around the same time and you had to take them to the vet or they passed away you can get up to $300 WITHOUT PROOF! 

You can go here to submit a claim and read more details about the Waggin’ Train or Canyon Creek Ranch dog treat Class Action Law Suit. 

 

This will be My LAST Post ….

Until Next Year!!! :-)   Thank you all for making 2014 an AMAZING YEAR!  I hope you all have a 2015 filled with health, love and happiness.  Thank you for making Sea of Savings a great community where we all learn how to save money, get freebies and have fun!

Be safe tonight and don’t forget to join us here as you can expect to see less and less of our posts on Facebook in 2015!  ;-) Gotta Love it!!

Blessings to you all….

Merry Christmas!

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This will be my final post until Friday, as I am officially disconnecting myself from the computer and spending 100% quality time with my family… Yay!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing, and very Merry Christmas! :-)

Keurig Recall 2014!

If you happen to own a Keurig you should note that Keurig Green Mountain is recalling more than 6.6 million hot beverage-brewing machines in the United States that could overheat liquids and burn users. They were sold online and in stores in the U.S. and Canada between 2009 and 2014.

Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

Consumers of the Keurig Recall 2014 are being urged to call Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont, at 1-844-255-7886 to arrange for free repair.

 

Capture those Memorable Moments with Deals at Best Buy!

Start off 2015 right by capturing those memorable moments with some amazing camera deals at Best Buy!  I purchased a new Canon DSLR this year at Best Buy on Black Friday and I am more than excited to start learning to take some AMAZING pictures!! :-)  Be on the lookout for those coming up!!  My family is one that is not overly excited when I am taking pictures but they LOVE them when they have all these wonderful pictures and memories we can look back on and remember.

This is why I believe Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture those moments. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

Here’s a quick overview of the BEST one’s you will find right now:

Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens

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  • A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly
  • This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity
  • Also available in red or gray
  •  Product details can be found here on the Best Buy website

Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

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  • A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus
  • This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.
  • Available in White or silver
  • Product Details found HERE

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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  • A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps
  • This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.
  • Also available in black.
  • Product Details for the Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera can be found here.

Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.

Never miss a moment. #CamerasatBestBuy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free